Tag: politics

Jan 17 2021

Chainalysis Traces $522,000 Extremist Bitcoin Donation

Jan 17 2021 Published at FullyCrypto under tags  america bitcoin bitcoin news crime politics

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chainalysis has traced a $522,000 Bitcoin donation to various U.S. alt right groups sent from a French exchange in December The ₿28.15 donation was split between 22 recipients, with Nick Fuentes being the largest...

Jan 15 2021

The Sudden, Unexpected End of Crypto Tribalism

Jan 15 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  community politics

"The lower the stakes, the more intense the dispute." Sayre's Law The Narcissism Of Small Differences Bitcoin and the crypto world have enjoyed a phenomenal decade. Despite the fact that Bitcoin is perhaps the most disruptive technology to the status quo...

Dec 22 2020

2020 Pitted Bitcoin Against The Great Reset

Dec 22 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  eoy 2020 politics

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and to reflect on what all of this might mean for 2021. These writers responded with a collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles. Click here...

Dec 11 2020

Women in Tech Say Proposed STABLE Act Harms Those It Claims to Protect

Women of color from the cryptocurrency industry are concerned the STABLE Act would make wealth disparities in the U.S. much worse.

Dec 10 2020

Ukrainian Politician Discloses Owning $24M in Privacy Coin Monero

Dec 10 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  monero news policy & regulation politics ukraine

The city council member in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, bought 185,000 XMR in 2015 when the cryptocurrency's price was well below $1.

Dec 04 2020

Bolivia Essentially Banned Crypto but Blockchain Advocates Are Pushing Back

Bolivia is one of the rare countries that has essentially banned cryptocurrency, but the nation's blockchain advocates aren't giving up.

Nov 27 2020

New York Times Pans Coinbase’s Race Policies

The New York Times published a piece today denouncing Coinbase's handling of Black workers today, reigniting a controversy that has been underway since September. New York Times Denounces Coinbase The New York Times reports that 23 of...

Nov 18 2020

Nov 17 2020

Bitcoin Responds To American Vote Of No Confidence In Electoral Politics

The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election swept over the nation with chaos and turmoil. The election mess, with alleged voter fraud, ballot tampering and the removal of Republican election observers challenged the notion of a fair and free election. On the Saturday after Election Day, when major news networks and the Associated Press called the...

Nov 16 2020

As Red And Blue Debate, Green Printer And Orange Coin Always Win

The nation and world are on the brink, awaiting official Electoral College votes to be cast on December 14, despite convincing conjectural consensus on the champion. But either way, 2020’s highly-contested U.S. presidential election reminds us...

Nov 10 2020

Uber’s First Political Advisor Looks to Tackle Mobile Voting with Blockchain

Bradley Tusk envisions a future where politicians lead for the majority of people, rather than just those who make it to polling places. Tusk, who advised several high-growth startups such as Uber, Lemonade, and Eaze on politics and regulation is a major proponent of mobile voting for local and national elections, and he thinks blockchain can help make it a reality. In the...

Nov 06 2020

Analyst Reveals Why Georgia’s January Election Is Crucial for Bitcoin

Nov 06 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

Though citizens are in day three of the U.S. elections, those holding Bitcoin may need to wait a little longer before a stimulus-driven bull run can continue. More Free Money, No Matter What The Federal Reserve met on Nov. 5 to discuss whether the U.S. economy needs another dose of quantitative easing, a policy whereby the central bank buys...

Nov 05 2020

If the US Voted With Blockchain, We’d Already Know the Election Winner

Major commentators in the crypto space reminded that the U.S. election would have already been done and dusted if the country had used blockchain technology to count votes. Blockchain Voting: Quick and Secure Elections Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao pointed out that...

Nov 04 2020

These 3 Election Day Surprises Left Crypto Investors in Turmoil

Nov 04 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

President Donald Trump on Tuesday shocked the pre-election polls, predicting a landslide victory for Biden. Both candidates are now headed for a close finish, with Biden in the lead. Contentious US Elections Shocks Prediction Markets Along with...

PredictIt Users Threaten Lawsuit Following Disastrous Election Night Crash

Nov 04 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

Major crypto prediction market PredictIt crashed in the early hours of the morning on Nov. 4, with the team posting a tweet at 01:27 am UTC addressing the problem. ...

Nov 03 2020

The Biggest Winners of the US Elections? Crypto Prediction Markets

Nov 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

The winner of the U.S. presidential election will dictate the direction of the world's largest economy. And though Biden and Trump stand opposed, the markets only fear one thing: a deadlock. ...

Halving or Elections, Bitcoin Loves American Politics

Nov 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  markets politics

Ryan Watkins, an analyst at Messari, has suggested that U.S. elections have historically driven up Bitcoin prices. That raises the question of whether prices will again surge this year. Elections Coincide With Surges...

Nov 02 2020

Bitcoiners Weigh In On The U.S. Presidential Election

Bitcoin is inherently apolitical, in the sense that no third party or government can influence the critical aspects of how the network functions. But politicians can influence Bitcoin tangentially, by introducing regulations that make it harder to access, implementing economic policies that drive more people toward this alternative or through other actions within their power. And decisions by individuals to leverage BTC, to...

Oct 21 2020

Nigerian Protest Group Finds Sovereign Lifeline In Bitcoin

Oct 21 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption nigeria politics protests

This article also appeared in our Down The Rabbit Hole newsletter. If you want our news and analysis straight to your inbox, make sure you subscribe now! Since mid-October, protestors across Nigeria have been demonstrating daily to bring attention to claims that a police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is...

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